South Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts


"His sudden and unilateral announcement to cancel the summit is something unexpected to us and we can not but feel great regret for it", Kim Kye Gwan said of Trump in a statement on state media.

But the North's Kim Kye Gwan countered that Pyongyang's angry statements were "just a backlash in response to harsh words from the USA side that has been pushing for a unilateral denuclearization". That's the barbed-wire border that separates North from South, including a no-man's land that real estate buyers can't even enter.

She referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a "political dummy" for his earlier comments on North Korea and said it was up to the Americans whether they would "meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown". "It was a very nice statement they put out". Trump had initially sought to placate North Korea, saying he was not pursuing the "Libya model" and Sanders said he was following "the President Trump model".

The summit would be an unprecedented meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, which Washington hopes will result in the full denuclearization of the reclusive state.

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South Korea's Unification Ministry said it would "do its part" in working toward improving relations with North Korea and formally ending the Korean War as agreed in a historic meeting between the two longtime foes on April 27.

While the White House has clearly stated that North Korea must take significant steps toward complete denuclearization in a limited time frame before any sanctions can be relaxed or significant rewards given, Pyongyang has called for a "synchronous" process of disarmament in which gradual steps towards denuclearization are met with concurrent US economic and security concessions.

Trump's announcement came a day after Pyongyang hardened its rhetoric, calling comments by Vice President Mike Pence "ignorant and stupid".

North Korea issued a statement Friday saying it is still "willing to give the U.S. time and opportunities" to reconsider talks "at any time, at any format". Indeed, the diplomatic fallout from a collapse in talks could be so severe that Trump may feel politically he may have no choice but to strike with all the fallout-geopolitically as well as atomically-that comes with it.

Ryan Sheffield, who gave the president an F for his grammar, told Mr Trump he should probably "see me after class".

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One Twitter user said "the White House needs an editor", and offered his services until the role is filled.

Vice-Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said Mr Trump's cancellation decision was "extremely regrettable".

Trump's letter caught allies by surprise.

"We're going to see what happens", Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House, after welcoming Pyongyang's statement on the talks as "very good news".

The White House was unhappy about what it considered to be a "trail of broken promises" by North Korea - including failure to show up for summit preparatory talks and complaints about the latest US-South Korean joint military exercise.

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"If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write", the president wrote to Kim.

On Saturday, Kim Chang-son, who has been serving as de facto chief of staff to Kim Jong-un, was seen at a Beijing airport taking an Air Koryo flight to Pyongyang, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.